Jordan Mears is the owner-operator of Vireo Productions, a digital creative agency based in Saskatoon, Sask. Jordan first started learning code as a kid, and has been making websites since Angelfire and Geocities were cool. As Vireo’s designer-developer, he helps you create the visual style for your site, then builds it from the ground up. His goal with all of his sites is to create unique visual styles for each client, and to write clean code that any programmer can work with down the road.
WordPress specialist & front-end developer
The first WordPress website Jordan ever made was for his wife and Vireo co-owner, Ashleigh Mattern, when she was working as a freelancer in 2011. He’s been hooked on it ever since. He particularly likes WordPress because it gives his clients freedom — it’s easy for them to use, and it means they’re not tied to a closed platform.
Designer and artist
Jordan has been studying art as a hobby since 2002. He took an interest in art as a young adult, pursuing surrealism and caricature using acrylics and pastels. When he began his career as a designer-developer, he discovered everything he had learned in his study of art could be applied to web design, including colour theory, structure, depth, and lighting.
He also has a keen interest in typography, an integral part to the look and feel of any website. A well-chosen, clean font that is perfect for the particular situation where it will be found makes a noticeable difference in web design. He continues to learn about and follow typography trends.